Mark your calendars for the 10th Qatar International Food Festival happening in March!

Mark your calendars for the 10th Qatar International Food Festival happening in March!

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Qatar’s most-awaited food festival each year is all set to take place next month, March 20 to 30, 2019 at the Oxygen Park in Qatar Foundation (QF).

This year’s QIFF will mark the festival’s 10th year anniversary and is being tailored to bring some exciting new elements on the scene in a modified format for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy.

The Festival, which will take place in collaboration between Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and QF, is the country’s longest-running food and beverage tradition that combines culinary arts with family entertainment.

Over the last decade, QIFF has grown as a festival and so has its contribution to the country’s thriving dining scene by attracting international chefs to open local outlets and support local businesses. 

This year, the Festival has dedicated 15% of its spaces to up-and-coming entrepreneurs and local Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to provide them with a suitable platform to introduce their F&B offerings in the market.

All participants interested in booking a stall at QIFF 2019 (including hotels, restaurants, SMEs and others) can register online through this link: http://qiff2019.live/english 

The registration is currently open and will end on 23 February.

Mashal Shahbik of QNTC said: “This year marks ten successful years of QIFF and we are very pleased to partner with Qatar Foundation to host this special edition. Through this festival, we showcase the destination’s unique venues and this year, we have chosen Oxygen Park to offer a new look and curated experiences for different age groups and palates in addition to popular features from previous editions.”

“QIFF also inspires entrepreneurs to offer innovative initiatives and has been instrumental to the success of numerous local startups. We look forward to celebrating this success with our partners from the private and public sectors,” she added.

Executive Director of Outreach and Institutional Advancement at QF, Mohammed Fakhroo, said: “We are delighted to announce this collaboration with Qatar National Tourism Council which will see Qatar Foundation host the Qatar International Food Festival for the first time. By providing the use of our facilities for this event, we are striving to encourage community participation, while showing our support for local projects and initiatives that benefit the nation and ultimately help fulfill the country’s overarching goal of creating a sustainable economy.”

Fakhroo noted that the collaboration shows how Education City is a vibrant and diverse environment that is open to the wider community.

“By providing year-round activities, we offer visitors the opportunity to explore Qatar Foundation, including its recreational facilities, community development initiatives, educational offerings, and science and research centers – all of which have been designed to create a positive impact on the community,” he added.

First organized in 2010 as part of Qatar’s strategy to grow and diversify its tourism offerings in partnership with the private sector, QIFF has gained popularity and gone from strength to strength, receiving over 400,000 visitors last year.

Over the past years, the Festival has been hosted at numerous scenic venues across Qatar.

Qatar Living has been proud to cover the festivals at the different venues comprising Katara Cultural Village, MIA Park, Hotel Park, and The Pearl-Qatar.

This year, residents and visitors from all over the world attending QIFF will get a chance to explore the impressively designed and landscaped Oxygen Park, also referred to as the ‘green lungs of Education City’, as well as other amenities within the premises, including Qatar National Library, the Minaretein building (Education City Mosque), Qur'anic Botanic Garden, and Torba Farmers Market.

Are you excited for the 10th edition of Qatar's favorite food festival? Let us know in the comments below!

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By Molten Metal• 3 years 9 months ago.
Molten Metal

My choice, waiting very fondly , really , yeah .......................

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